Lots of red, white and blue at Lyndonville’s parade on Fourth of July

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 4 July 2024 at 8:03 pm

Photos by Tom Rivers

LYNDONVILLE – Kendyll Kidney, wearing her duchess sash from last year’s Orleans County 4-H Fair, helps promote the upcoming fair from July 22-27.

The float from 4-H’ers was among about 60 in today’s parade in Lyndonville. This was the 50th anniversary celebration put on by the Lyndonville Lions Club.

A group of 55 Lyndonville students in grades 5 to 12  marched in the parade and played “Stars and Stripes” and “Cupid Shuffle.” They wore patriotic tie-dyed shirts.

Gerald “Shorty” Nellist, a World War II veteran, served as grand marshal of the parade. He is driven in a car by his son-in-law Harold Suhr.

A plane passes over Main Street during the parade. This was the third straight year there was a ceremonial flyover carried out by the 911th Air Lift Wing of the U.S. Air Force Reserves in Pittsburgh, Pa.

The plane heads north over Main Street over a caravan of floats.

Bob Eberle dressed as Uncle Sam and greeted many of the onlookers along the parade route.

Uncle Sam heads north on Main Street in front of a throng of people.

The Alexander Fire Department Band, a mainstay at the parade in recent years, was among several bands adding lots of pep to the parade.

Gordon-Fisk, Inc. on Ridge Road in Medina brought several lawn mowers and other equipment in the parade. Many local businesses participated in the parade.

The fire trucks were a little too loud for some of the people on Main Street.

These people were friendly faces from a Ridgeway fire truck.

These veterans ride in trolley provided by the Houseman-Tanner Post of the American Legion.

People wave to the crowd from atop a Middleport fire truck. Main Street is lined with flags for the holiday.